Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Immunization http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/immunization/condition-rss Immunization en-us Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:11:55 UTC Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:11:55 UTC CDC Reports Pediatric Flu Deaths Were High This Season http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2018/06/cdc-reports-pediatric-flu-deaths-were-high-this-season The 2017-2018 flu season was severe, resulting in 172 pediatric deaths across the country. 9:09 AM, Thu June 14, 2018 Point-of-Care Testing: Coming to a Pharmacy Near You? Maybe http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/pointofcare-testing-coming-to-a-pharmacy-near-you-maybe Point-of-care testing (POTC) increase patients&#39; access to care and treatment. In 2 areas&mdash;influenza and streptococcal pharyngitis&mdash;POCT is available, but not used as often as it could be. 4:34 PM, Wed June 6, 2018 Simple Counseling Points for Patients Traveling Abroad http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/christina-tarantola/2018/05/simple-counseling-points-for-patients-traveling-abroad Summer vacations mean more questions on traveling. Prepare your patients with these simple tips. 4:20 AM, Mon May 21, 2018 Increasing Pneumococcal Vaccine Uptake in Rural Areas: Pharmacies May Be Key http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/increasing-pneumococcal-vaccine-uptake-in-rural-areas-pharmacies-may-be-key A study published in <em>The Consultant Pharmacist </em>looks at the possibility that community pharmacies could increase pneumococcal vaccine uptake. 11:53 AM, Tue May 8, 2018 Potential Influenza Pandemic: Proposed Role for Community Pharmacies http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/potential-influenza-pandemic-proposed-role-for-community-pharmacies Pharmacies, and pharmacists across the nation need to be in a constant state of readiness for the next influenza pandemic outbreak. 12:48 PM, Tue April 24, 2018 HPV Education: Focus on Cancer http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/kimberly-mckeirnan-pharmd/2018/04/hpv-education-focus-on-cancer Education efforts are underway to improve HPV vaccination rates. 11:49 AM, Mon April 2, 2018 Vaccines Administered by Certified Pharmacy Technicians in Idaho http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/karen-berger/2018/03/vaccines-administered-by-certified-pharmacy-technicians-in-idaho Technicians in Idaho who undergo training are now able to adminster vaccines under the supervision of a pharmacist. 9:50 PM, Tue March 27, 2018 Study: Mumps Resurgence Due to Waning Vaccine Protection in Adults http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/study-mumps-resurgence-due-to-waning-vaccine-protection-in-adults- The recent resurgence of mumps in the United States may be linked to waning vaccine protection, according to a recent analysis. 3:48 PM, Thu March 22, 2018 Old Vaccine, New Vaccine: Cost Analysis Says, 'Go New!' for Shingles http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/old-vaccine-new-vaccine-cost-analysis-says-go-new-for-shingles When new vaccines enter the market, health care providers and patients always have questions about what to do. 9:00 AM, Fri March 9, 2018 FDA Commissioner Addresses Flu Response and Preparedness Efforts http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/fda-commissioner-addresses-flu-response-and-preparedness-efforts In oral testimony before the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, urged immediate steps that can be taken to enhance the product of existing licensed influenza vaccines. 3:39 PM, Thu March 8, 2018 CDC: Flu Activity on Decline, But Remains High Overall http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/cdc-flu-activity-on-decline-but-remains-high-overall Despite signs that influenza&nbsp;activity is declining, overall activity remains elevated across most of the United States following this season&rsquo;s peak in early February.&nbsp; 4:30 PM, Fri March 2, 2018 Guide to Adult Immunizations http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2018/ImmunizationSupplementFebruary2018/guide-to-adult-immunizations 8:57 AM, Tue February 27, 2018 Herpes Zoster: Talking Points on the New Vaccine for Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2018/ImmunizationSupplementFebruary2018/herpes-zoster-talking-points-on-the-new-vaccine-for-patients The pharmacist is in a key position to assess and communicate about a patient&rsquo;s specific vaccine needs. 5:12 PM, Sat February 24, 2018 What Is the Pharmacist's Continued Role in Preventing Herpes Zoster? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2018/ImmunizationSupplementFebruary2018/what-is-the-pharmacists-continued-role-in-preventing-herpes-zoster Community pharmacists have become an integral part of the fight to prevent herpes zoster (shingles). 4:57 PM, Sat February 24, 2018 Shingrix Vaccine for Shingles Prevention: What Pharmacists Should Know http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2018/ImmunizationSupplementFebruary2018/shingrix-vaccine-for-shingles-prevention-what-pharmacists-should-know About 1 out of 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, and there are about 1 million cases each year. 4:55 PM, Sat February 24, 2018 Improving Adherence With Immunization Schedules http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2018/ImmunizationSupplementFebruary2018/improving-adherence-with-immunization-schedules As a whole, adult vaccination coverage has remained unchanged without significant improvement. 11:44 AM, Sat February 24, 2018 Optimizing Vaccine Opportunities http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/shelby-leheny-pharmd-candidate-2017/2018/02/optimizing-vaccine-opportunities Vaccines prevent patients from acquiring serious and potentially fatal diseases. It is our job as pharmacists to utilize every opportunity we have to immunize patients. 10:37 PM, Mon February 19, 2018 Flu Vaccine: 'Better Than Predicted,' But More Work to Do http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/flu-vaccine-better-than-expected-but-more-work-to-do 5:23 PM, Thu February 15, 2018 CDC Tracks Adverse Events Related to Hepatitis B Vaccine http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/cdc-tracks-adverse-events-related-to-hepatitis-b-vaccine Researchers from the CDC assessed adverse effects (AEs) following HepB vaccinations using the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). 8:00 AM, Mon February 12, 2018 Widespread Flu Epidemic Breaking Records http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/widespread-flu-epidemic-breaking-records Influenza activity is breaking recent records this season, and is not yet slowing down, according to the CDC. 1:06 PM, Fri February 9, 2018